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An epiphany of miniscule proportion, at least for the world.

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 7:28 AM

As I was fixing my pot of java this morning, I suddenly realized that a blogger is simply someone who talks to him or herself and happens to remember their conversations long enough to put it into words that others can hear or read.

Therefore, a good blogger is someone who talks to themselves quite frequently, so I must have great blogging potential, since I talk to myself all the time. I suspect many more of us do this than will admit, but the ones we consider insane are those who do it out loud.

You know, they walk down the street having conversations with their best friend or enemy, but no one else is there. Others may hear it because they are close and some may actually walk along the person and here it for a while.

Is blogging any different?

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By the way, writing this post allowed me to use two words I use very rarely, and in fact may have NEVER used except in a spelling bee or test. I amazed myself in getting the spelling right the first time and even using it in the right context. Wow!

Once we leave school, I wonder how many words we really use in our everyday life. Of course, if we were a academician (Wow, I got that right too!)we might use them often, but while researching a language course they claimed that each language has about 2500 key words and with those you can be relatively fluent.

Hmmm, 2500 words really sounds like a lot. Maybe this course is not as easy as it says. Well, domo arigato for reading my thoughts. :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 7:38 AM

I believe you can include talking to your dogs (and cats) as well! We have wonderful conversations as I suspect you do as well!

-- Posted by RausJacks on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 9:01 AM

I talk to my little dog all the time, and what is more wonderful, he talks to me. All I have to do is listen with a kind heart and an open mind.

-- Posted by moonwalker on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 12:17 PM

Blogging is simply the written ramblings of an active mind,that tend to exit the lips at will, without the need for a closely stationed listener.

As long as you are not talking to your coffee....

-- Posted by mdstover on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 10:15 PM

Uhh, not the coffee? Check that one off.

I can tell the pets are talking every time they train me to do something else for them, not the other way around.

And I do think they talk to each other, even across species lines. I wish I knew what our cats are saying when they walk through the house meowing at nothing in particular.

Some are VERY vocal and especially at night. We get up to see what they want and it seems to be nothing more than they wanted us awake. They don't need food, don't want to go out, just want someone up with them.

I was telling myself to go back to bed this morning, but the brain had other plans, so...I was up rather early, for me. Oh well, off to the races.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 21, 2012, at 6:29 AM

I talk back to the voices. Though it's not too difficult to understand them, I do find it troublesome that they understand me. lol

Great Blog Steve!

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Jun 22, 2012, at 12:24 AM

Well, thank you Tim. It is great to converse with voices other than my own.

Surely your voices recognize intelligence and they have an "inside track". :-) I might find it even more troubling if they didn't understand you!

Continuing my early morning line of thought, this morning i was telling our CATS to go back to bed. Yeesh! 3:30 was WAY TOO EARLY for them to start meowing and pawing to get attention.

Usually saying no stops them, or the extreme pillow throw, but two of them were not to be denied this morning. Something had them fired up, but I did not want it to be me.

That said, I do enjoy the early morning cool that starts the day. After the last few days heat, it is even better.

Can you feel it? The days are starting to get shorter. Usually I regret it since I have a tendency to get the blues in December from daylight deprivation, but the heat and dry weather has me thinking I should rejoice.

Maybe I should wait for a gardening post but I am actually getting fired up about a winter garden! Winter, not just fall.

My mind has been running some ideas the last few days about a different type of raised bed that will be self-water during the summer and store heat in the winter. Probably everything has been thought about before, but I am having fun with it anyway.

Often I get carried away and I have to chastise my voices for getting too complicated and extravagant. I want it relatively simple, low maintenance and CHEAP. My voices want to do just the opposite.

Luckily my financial reality will dictate a balance.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 22, 2012, at 7:03 AM

I'm not bother about talking to myself; it is when I answer myself and the answers are wrong!

-- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Jun 22, 2012, at 9:45 AM

LOL! Maybe "self" just misunderstood the question? :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 22, 2012, at 11:23 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.